Remote Play has finally arrived on iOS. This app instantly turns your iPhone or iPad into a fully functioning PlayStation 4 controller. Along with that, you can also stream the game straight from the PS4 right into your device. While using the DualShock 4 controller on your smartphone still isn’t possible due to Apple’s own restrictions (only Made for iPhone controllers are compatible with iPhones), the screen is large enough to accommodate touch controls so you can play Spider-Man or The Last of Us on it.
Additionally, the Remote Play app also enables voice chats during games and you can even use the iPhone’s keyboard to enter text on the PS4, making it easier to type in passwords.
I’ve been playing with Remote Play for the past 2 days and it works without a hitch. Granted that the PS4 and your iPhone should be in the same stable network (it won’t work on data connections) for it to work flawlessly.
Remote Play was originally only an exclusive app to Sony-branded Xperia smartphones and it’s great that they’re now expanding this feature to iOS users as well.
The Remote Play app can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and is compatible with iPhone 7 or later, iPad Pro 2nd generation and iPad 6th generation or later running iOS 12.1 and up.
Starting today, you can stream your favorite PS4 games to your iOS devices with the PS4 6.50 update! Download the PS4 Remote Play app from the App Store to get started. https://t.co/65I0fNupP5 pic.twitter.com/VHeOYAV1Uz
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 7, 2019